Tuesday, June 18, 2013

30 Days of Survival - Day 13 - Get Serious about Self Defense

For day 13 of 30 days of survival I want you to review any self defense training you have had.

Have you had any? Read any books on self defense? Gone to a seminar? Learned anything? Or are you just planning on winging it if you are confronted in the parking lot after work some evening, or shopping with your kids, or out for a jog.

Personal defense is a very important basic to learn.

Most towns of any size will have a martial arts studio. While you are checking them out make sure they are more interested in teaching than with getting you to sign up for something. Don't go with the money grubbers.

While you are at it see what they can teach your kids.

If not martial arts check with your local sheriff or police department to see if they have any classes for self defense available.

If you can't get to classes see what you can find on youtube...I know, I know there are all kinds of experts espousing all sorts of drivel...no one ever said it would be easy...watch more than one video...find something you are interested in then search for that technique and watch it from multiple teachers....and PRACTICE!!

Not just any practice but correct practice...don't try to learn new things full speed...go slow...let your body learn what it is supposed to do. Go slow enough so you make no mistakes.

Then learn about situational awareness...situational awareness is paying attention to what is going on around you...many situations where you might need to defend yourself can be avoided altogether if you are aware of what is going on, and see potential threats at a distance, while they are still avoidable.

So get  in a class and learn something...And most of all PAY ATTENTION to what is going on around you at all times.

You owe it to yourself and especially your family to be able to take care of yourself and them if the need should arise.

Still clinging to my God and my guns,


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